Demographics: Male, Indian - American, Texas, Private school, upper class
Intended Major(s): My intended major for Columbia is Middle Eastern, South Asian and African studies, with minor in public health. I don’t actually want to do these majors but it fits well with my background and EC’s.
ACT/SAT/SAT II: ACT - 35 composite (Math - 34, Reading - 36, Writing - 34, Science - 36) Essay - 7
UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.7 unweighted (at least top 30% in the class bc we don’t do ranks)
no weighted gpa, but my classes are top 5% in the grade in terms of rigor
7 AP’s so far: AP Chem - 4 APUSH - 4 AP Physics - 4 AP Calc AB - 5 Ap Stat - 4 Ap Comp Sci - 4 AP Lang - 3 (prob wont submit)
Subject tests: Math 2 - 760 Chem - 770
Current courses: AP Calc BC, AP Econ (Macro and Micro), AP Physics C, Spanish 4h, Global Studies and Entrepreneurship, and Japanese Literature
National Merit Commended Student
Mu Alpha Theta
National Honors Society
Spanish Honors Society
AP Scholar with Distinction
I have been apart of the math team all during high school and all of middle school as well. I am currently a Statistics coach
I have been playing a classical Indian percussion instrument for the past 10 years and have a “graduation recital” next year
I co-founded a nonprofit organization that screens children in schools in developing countries for eye defects (screened over 150,000 children across India and the DR and raised almost $100,000) - started in 2016
I volunteer frequently at local hospitals and do research about neurological disorders, optical imaging in cancer cells, and the efficacy of radiation oncology treatments.
I did rowing from 9th grade to 11th grade and got a state award in a race as a coxswain
Received a grant from my school to travel to India and create a documentary based on the impact of my nonprofit (shown above)
Personal Statement - 9. I think it’s pretty good. It’s very personal and talks about a time when I had malaria and it really connects my nonprofit with my background.
Supplements - 9. I don’t know what else to say. My college counselors say they’re pretty good
LOR’s - 8. Not sure how good they’ll turn up. One is from my physics teacher who knows me well from his class and he knows what I do outside of school. My other rec is from my english teacher who went to Columbia, I don’t know if that helps anything tho.
Schools: Columbia (ED), UChicago (Possible ED2), MIT (early), Harvard (RD), Johns Hopkins (RD), UPenn (RD), Vanderbilt (RD), Cornell (RD), Georgetown (RD), Tufts (RD), WashU (RD)